One minute. That is all it took for Mexico to score on Brazil. Brazil coughed up the ball, identical to how Japan did, and Peralta scored from distance. The game was definitely governed by Brazil, because Mexico fumbled with passes from the Brazilian pressure. El Tri fought hard, and halftime came just in time with the score at 1-0.
The second half was similar to the first, but Mexico found more goal opportunities to close the door on the Brazil team. Marco Fabian had a chance when he stole the ball from Silva, juked the keeper, but his bicycle kick was too high for the goal. Mexico had to protect multiple corners and free kicks, but Corona and crew stood tall. In the 76th minute, Mexico was given a dangerous free kick. Fabian sent the ball in…and Peralta’s head sent the ball to the back of the net.
Mexico defended better from that moment on, even getting a few more great opportunities. However, Hulk made it 2-1 in extra time. Though too little too late for Brazil, as the game was called and Mexico won the gold!
Hope you all are enjoying this great moment! Mexico was the underdog throughout the tournament. They were injured, beaten, bruised…and still won.